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Event Series Event Series: Carolina Public Humanities

Entanglement and Change: Reading the Biodiversity Landscape

April 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

A Biodiversity Garden Party event developed in partnership with the Carolina Biodiversity Collaborative


Curated in Triangle wild spaces, these informal gatherings will celebrate the state’s natural wonders, educate us about changes and threats to biodiversity, and inspire new perspectives about our role in North Carolina’s ecological future.

We’re pairing scientists and humanists in interactive explorations at the intersections of science, art, literature, history, and more. Through wandering conversations, rather than lectures, we’ll gather in community with experts to explore new ways to encounter the natural world.

Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch, comfortable walking shoes, and a sense of curiosity.


Learn ways humanity has been entangled with and changed the natural world from indigenous and colonial histories through to the present. Participants will also learn about modern “citizen science” and how it’s used to track changes across the animal kingdom. They will be able to observe and record data on the iNaturalist app for use by scientific data repositories.


Allen Hurlbert, Professor of Biology and Director of Graduate Studies for the UNC Environment, Ecology and Energy Program

Sierra Roark, PhD Candidate in the UNC Department of Anthropology, former CPH Adams Fellow

Registration is available in advance online or by calling 919.962.1544 before 3pm on April 9th.

Register online or by calling 919.962.1544